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The prestigious Alfa Romeo brand's cars feature in this racing game. There are several real tracks such as Hockenheim and Laguna Seca, as well as the chance to race in scenic Italian locations such as the Tuscanny hills and the Naples coastline. You can play Instant Action mode, in which you unlock these tracks one by one with indestructible cars, and Dynasty Mode, where you aim to build a more realistic career.

What sets the game apart from the crowd is its approach to driver abilities in Dynasty Mode. When setting a driver up, his abilities are split into skill areas such as reflexes and pressure-handling, with points assigned to these.

Further skills such as Heart, Intimidation and Recovery can be developed to improve either car or driver. AI cars have the same features applied to them race by race.

The driver's heartbeat is a featured sound effect, and in pressure situations it can be heard above all other sounds. One available skill is the Tiger Effect, which allows you to rewind the game to avoid dangerous situations as they are about to happen. Its length and efficiency are 2 of the skills which can be improved.

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Alfa Romeo Racing Italiano Windows Here's what it looks like when your driver is overtaken a lot or is about to get knocked out. Yes, your driver will get knocked out if he's overtaken or hit a lot.
Alfa Romeo Racing Italiano Windows Here's the "Tiger Effect" in action, where you rewind to a certain point you messed up.
Alfa Romeo Racing Italiano Windows I'm not really very good at this...
Alfa Romeo Racing Italiano Windows Car select. You can also choose colours.

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Alternate Titles

  • "S.C.A.R.赛车" -- Chinese title (simplified)
  • "SCAR: Спортивная Команда Альфа Ромео" -- Russian spelling
  • "SCAR: Squadra Corse Alfa Romeo" -- European title

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User Reviews

Only the classic Alfas rule! Windows SifouNaS (1317)

Critic Reviews

4Players.de PlayStation 2 Jun 02, 2005 86 out of 100 86
PC Action Windows Jun 08, 2005 80 out of 100 80
MAN!AC PlayStation 2 Jun 03, 2005 77 out of 100 77
PC Games (Germany) Windows Jul 17, 2005 77 out of 100 77
3DAvenue Xbox Sep 08, 2005 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameCell UK PlayStation 2 Jul 11, 2005 6 out of 10 60
EmpireOnline.com PlayStation 2 2006 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
AceGamez PlayStation 2 Jul 26, 2005 5 out of 10 50
Club Skill PlayStation 2 Sep 12, 2005 5 out of 10 50
Fragland.net PlayStation 2 Jul 12, 2005 49 out of 100 49

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